The Craic about "Fracking" - Technical Facts on Hydraulic Fracturing - NaturPhilosophie
The Industry Term is 'Fracturing' Hydraulic fracturing, more commonly referred to as "fracking" in the media, is the fracturing of rock by a pressurized liquid. Some hydraulic fractures form naturally - certain veins or dikes are examples. However, induced hydraulic fracturing or hydro-fracturing is also a long tried-and-tested mining technique that has been most controversial recently... But let's not panic!